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HTML Audio/Video DOM readyState Property

HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

Example

Get the current ready state of the video:

myVid=document.getElementById("video1");
alert(myVid.readyState);

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Definition and Usage

The readyState property returns the current ready state of the audio/video.

The ready state indicates if the audio/video is ready to play or not.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The readyState property is supported in all major browsers.

Note: This property is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier.


Syntax

audio|video.readyState

Return Value

Type Description
Number Represents the ready state of the audio/video element:
  • 0 = HAVE_NOTHING - no information whether or not the audio/video is ready
  • 1 = HAVE_METADATA - metadata for the audio/video is ready
  • 2 = HAVE_CURRENT_DATA - data for the current playback position is available, but not enough data to play next frame/millisecond
  • 3 = HAVE_FUTURE_DATA - data for the current and at least the next frame is available
  • 4 = HAVE_ENOUGH_DATA - enough data available to start playing


HTML audio Tag Reference HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference

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